340.731.81 PRINCIPLES OF GENETIC EPIDEMIOLOGY 1
- 1st term
- 4 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2013 - 2014
Introduction to Online Learning and College-level biology or genetics.
Presents fundamental concepts and methods in genetic epidemiology. Reviews terminology of genetics, introduces principles of population genetics, and provides an overview of various genetic epidemiology study designs, covering fundamental analyses, inferences, plus their strengths and limitations. Presents methods for assessing familial aggregation/correlation and genetic linkage and association analyses will be presented with an emphasis on how these are used in genetic epidemiology. Covers statistical techniques for modeling inheritance of complex phenotypes in family data. Explains various study designs commonly used in genetic epidemiology to identify the genetic basis of Mendelian as well as common, complex diseases. Discusses the role of high throughput genomics technologies within the context of genetic epidemiology studies.
- Learning Objectives:
- Methods of Assessment:
Student evaluation based on homework and exams.
- Instructor Consent:
No consent required